code.org – what a great teaching resource

John CowellClassroom Resources, Internet Resources, Learning platforms, Microcontroller, Programming, Teaching & Learning

code-org

Code.org

A fantastically produced, and developed set of free materials guaranteed to get kids addicted on learning to code.

Whether for a teacher or pupil, Code.org has what users need: planned curriculum, motivating videos, and engaging pop culture, inspired games. Students advance through instruction at their own pace but work on related ideas.

What is it?

Code.org is a one-stop shop for coding in schools. Pupils can experience an hour of code with safe activities to familiarise the concepts of programming.

Since there is a load of content, pupils let loose on the site may become overwhelmed or lose focus; teachers will find it best to narrow down the options for students ahead of time.

Why is it good for teachers?

Teachers can monitor student progress and facilitate off-screen, “unplugged” activities to demonstrate coding concepts if computers aren’t available.

The website is full of programming training for pupils, and everyone should be able to find an activity that matches their interests, such as drawing, designing games, or creating stories.

There is a thorough Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum that teaches pupils throughout key stage 1 to 3.

It is focused and engaging activities allow students to work at their own pace and stay challenged.

How do I use it?

I Have found Code.org works best if all pupils have their own computers, along with individual headphones. Some pupils will naturally whiz through the lessons, while others might need more time to figure out all the puzzles; advanced lessons help to meet kids at higher levels. Encourage students to talk to each other when they hit a roadblock and even employ the more-capable-peer strategy in partnering students. Though coding itself is an individual learning experience, it works best when coders are free to collaborate and share.

code.org – what a great teaching resource
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Code.org is a one-stop shop for coding in schools. Pupils can experience an hour of code with safe activities to familiarise the concepts of programming.
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